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Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: United States 2009: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264075290)

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First experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on┬áthe United States┬ácontains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school‐to‐work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action.


Summary and main recommendations


Chapter 1. The Challenges Ahead

‐1. Demographic projections

‐2. Youth labour market outcomes

‐3. Beyond averages: The role of gender, education, ethnicity and age

‐4. Key steps in school‐to‐work transitions: leaving education and finding the first job

‐5. School‐to‐work transition pathways

‐6. Key points

Chapter 2. Initial Education and Learning on the Job

‐1. Performance of the education system

‐2. Improving education outcomes through quality early‐childhood education and care

‐3. Tackling school‐failure through accurate measurement and school accountability

‐4. Strengthening alternative education and appllied learning routes

‐5. The main challenges facing the tertiary education system

‐6. Work and study and study at work

‐7. Key points

Chapter 3. Removing Demand‐Side Barriers

‐1. Economic growth and youth employment

‐2. Employers' perspectives on the readiness to work of new labour market entrants

‐3. Wages and labour costs

‐4. Employment protection legislation is lax in the United States

‐5. Key points

Chapter 4. Workforce Development: Remedial Education and Employability Measures

‐1. Counting disconnected youth in the United States

‐2. The role of the Department of Labour in helping disconnected youth: the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) formula grants

‐3. What works for disconnected youth: nationwide programmes and their evaluation

‐4. Benefits and re‐employment services for the unemployed and disabled youth

‐5. Key points


Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2009


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